06 July 2013

films of 2013: 41–49.

41 Paris is Burning (1990) · 42 The September Issue (2009) · 43 Behind the Candelabra (2013) · 44 Mean Girls (2004) · 45 The Revisionaries (2012) · 46 Outrage (2009) · 47 Matilda (1996) · 48 (A)Sexual (2011) · 49 Hairspray (2007)

BEST: Mean Girls. No, seriously. It's one of the most underrated teen movies ever and belongs in the same league as The Breakfast Club for me. Also, RIP pretty talented Lindsay Lohan. I also watched The September Issue a couple of times already and really like Grace Coddington. She's an inspiration.

WORST:  (A)Sexual if I really had to choose, but really, none of them.

IMPACT: All of the documentaries. Paris is Burning, because it's so sad but also interesting and funny, and a true classic. Revisionaries, because I can't believe people like that exist. I mean, there are schools which don't teach evolution but creationism. Seemingly normal schools. And Outrage as well, because I find it shocking and sad that self-hatred makes people turn into homophobia and taking away the rights of homosexuals while being closeted gays themselves.

16 June 2013

films of 2013: 32–40.

32 This is Spinal Tap (1984) · 33 The Italian Job (1969) · 34 The Princess Bride (1987) · 35 Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) · 36 Bully (2011) · 37 Freaky Friday (2003) · 38 Safe Haven (2013) · 39 Warm Bodies (2013) · 40 American Grindhouse (2010)

BEST: Princess Bride & Warm Bodies. The first I have seen a couple of times because it's a great classic family comedy adventure, and I'm very impressed by the second, because I loved the book and honestly didn't think it was movie material. They've done great bringing R to life on the screen. Also, The Italian Job was great fun and the remastered blu-ray edition looks brilliant!

WORST:  None, really. All of these were pretty good. (Yes, I even liked Safe Haven, a generic and predictable Nicholas Sparks movie.)

IMPACT: Definitely Bully. The documentation about bullying moved me deeply, you just cannot imagine the pain a parent must feel when their 12-year old child has taken is own life. It was brutal.

20 May 2013

films of 2013: 23–31.

23 The Sapphires (2012) · 24 Hysteria (2011) · 25 For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) · 26 Beyoncé: Life is But a Dream (2013) · 27 Oz the Great and Wonderful (2013) · 28 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) · 29 Le Prénom (2012) · 30 The Evil Dead (1981) · 31 Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

BEST: When it comes to best cinema experience, it's Oz, because I really liked the 3D in this one, and also the references to the original movie. When it comes to "how many times have I watched this film already", it's definitely Le Prénom.

WORST:  Hard to say, none of these was really bad. Talk forgetable, and it's between one of the documentaries I guess. But none of these was truly bad.

IMPACT: Searching for Sugar Man was interesting and a riveting story to learn about. But as with the Worst-category, none of these is a standout when it comes to Impact.

28 April 2013

films of 2013: 14–22.

14 Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2013) · 15 Hotel Transylvania (2012) · 16 Like Crazy (2011) · 17 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) · 18 ParaNorman (2012) · 19 Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) · 20 Catfish (2010) · 21 Tom Meets Zisou – Kein Sommermärchen (2011) · 22 Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)

BEST: Probably Silver Linings, it's been an odd movie but very strong. All awards were well deserved.

WORST: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding – so very boring I almost forgot what happened. Made-for-TV movie, and not a good one.

IMPACT: Mea Maxima Culpa stayed with me for some time afterword, because it was really shocking and cruel. I've never liked the institution of the Catholic church, but the revelations in this documentary have shocked me on many levels.

21 April 2013

It's been a long time…

After not blogging for a couple of months (busy with real life, namely work), I kinda missed it. And now I finally have some time again. So hi there, I'm back. A few things will change on this blog, and not only the header.
(I'll go my hornrimmed girl now.)

See ya soon! :)